The Human Radio – Virtual or In-Person Performance
In this interactive performance, multi-talented musician, beatboxer, and live looping maestro Ruploops uses vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes, and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe to create a pulsating, entertaining and engaging musical experience. The Human Radio will take you on a journey of sound exploring anatomy, geography and culture. Rup demonstrates how the human form is indeed a musical instrument with an investigation of the brilliant design of our auditory and aural systems which allow us to create and listen to music. With a mix of hip hop, blues and bhangra, Rup tunes into the themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration.
School Virtual Performance Fee: $668 + HST Audience Size: 500 Format: Pre-recorded video with live Q&A
School In-Person Performance Fee: $1,097 + HST Audience Size: 300
Personalized workshops also available – contact us for more details!
Grades: 6-12 Language: English
Limited year-round (virtual)
June 5 – 9, 2023 (in-person)
About Rup Sidhu (AKA Ruploops)
Rup Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer. Inspired by folk and classical forms of music from around the world, his musical expressions range from groove oriented hip hop beats, to contemporary fusions of classical ragas; scores for the National Film Board of Canada and remixes of vintage bollywood tunes, to original compositions for dance and theatre productions. Rup has facilitated and taught musical programs in universities, public schools, youth prisons, and communities throughout Canada, USA, UK,and India. Rup has produced fourteen albums with emerging artists, including Shane Koyzan’s debut release American Pie. Current collaborative projects include: Aluma Sound, Jhalaak and Ruby Singh and the Future Ancestors.